Larry Crowne 2011

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Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colourful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Larry Crowne

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Bryan Cranston, George Takei
Director Tom Hanks
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 14 November 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Bryan Cranston, George Takei
Director Tom Hanks
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Studio ELEVATION
Rental release 14 November 2011
Main languages English

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By L. Woolridge TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I did not intend on watching this film at the cinema at all but as I went through the listing I realised it was the last showing available so it was an "oh well we'll watch that then" situation.

I am SO glad that I did. The easiest way I can describe this film is the surprise film of the year for me. I go to the cinema Every week as I like to keep up with the latest movies and it Isn't often at all that a film so poorly advertised could turn out to be so good.

The surprise actor of this film is the young girl who plays the character Talia. She was a revelation and added such a great tone to the film. Tom Hanks yet again performing in a great role with some other brilliant actors. I can see why some people might not like this film because it Isn't Tom Hanks shouting "Wilson!" or "Life is like a box of chocolates." People do not realise that it doesn't need to be a huge film to be extremely enjoyable and light hearted.

The humour of this film was just ideal, obviously it wasn't Hangover laugh out loud funny, but it was enough to keep me and the girlfriend smiling throughout the film.

I Would recommend this to any big film watchers, and hopefully it will surprise you as much as it did me!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise on 11 July 2013
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Really enjoyed this film, real easy watching. Tom Hanks loses his job and goes back to college to start a fresh. Good characters, Good humour, light hearted.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Southworth on 11 Aug 2013
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Really sweet film, I have always admired and loved Tom Hanks work in films, and this film doesnt let down. I wanted to see it in the theater but missed the chance, so got it on dvd instead. Very nice story and suporting cast shine as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CG on 29 April 2013
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Just an all round feel good movie. I don't know why a lot of people have criticized this movie. There is really great chemistry between Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Great all round cast, great movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gillian on 26 Mar 2013
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Really enjoyable film. Both Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts for me are two of the best.Would recommend to any one who likes them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teeen on 25 Jan 2013
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Just one of those nice easy going films that leave you with that feel good factor at the end. Excellent acting with some really funny and quirky moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suze on 17 Sep 2012
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I absolutely loved this film! It's not flashy or 'over the top' if that makes sense, It's charm is that it is a simple, gentle, heartwarming, feel good film that will make you smile and laugh and brighten up a dull and dismal winters afternoon.
Settle down with glass of something warming and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harry on 7 July 2012
Format: DVD
This film really had something to say. Apparently you have to wear your shirt outside your trousers and the right glasses to have a happy life. I think that was it.
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